Sunday evening Supermoon Viewing in Maryland
Maryland residents will have the opportunity to view the December supermoon on Sunday evening. Watch for it as the moon rises at about 5:13 p.m.
A supermoon doesn't happen every month – the ones in May, September, and November are the most well-known. Each one has at least one special name. The May moon is also known as the Flower Moon, September's is called the Harvest Moon, and December's has several names including the Full Cold Moon, the Beaver Moon, and the Hunter's Moon.
It's called a supermoon because the moon, which doesn't have a perfectly circular orbit, gets closer to the Earth, sometimes more than 30,000 miles closer. As a result, it appears 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter.
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Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,
Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2959
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs